Stars and Galaxies (with InfoTrac and TheSky CD-ROM)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/11/2002
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

1. The Scale of the Cosmos
2. The Sky
The Stars
The Sky and Its Motion
The Sky Around Us
The Cycles of the Sun
The Motion of the Planets
The Cycle of the Seasons
Astronomical Influences on Earth's Climate
3. The Cycles of the Moon
The Changeable Moon
The Phases of the Moon
The Tides
Lunar Eclipses
Solar Eclipses
Predicting Eclipses
4. The Origin of Modern Astronomy
The Roots of Astronomy
The Copernican Revolution
The Ancient Universe
The Puzzle of Planetary Motion
Modern Astronomy
5. Newton, Einstein, and Gravity
Galileo and Newton
Orbital Motion
Orbiting Earth
Einstein and Relativity
6. Light and Telescopes
Radiation: Information from Space
Optical Telescopes
Modern Astronomical Telescopes
Special Instruments
Radio Telescopes
Space Astronomy
7. Starlight and Atoms
Atoms 129. Interaction of Light and Matter
Atomic Spectra
Stellar Spectra
8. The Sun - Our Star
The Solar Atmosphere
Data File One The Sun
Solar Activity
Magnetic Solar Phenomena
Nuclear Fusion in the Sun
9. The Family of Stars
Measuring the Distances to Stars
Intrinsic Brightness
The Diameters of Stars
The Masses of Stars
A Census of the Stars
The Family of Stars
10. The Interstellar Medium
Visible-Wavelength Observations
Three Kinds of Nebulae
Long- and Short-Wavelength Observations
A Model of the Interstellar Medium
11. The Formation of Stars
Making Stars from the Interstellar Medium
Observational Evidence of Star Formation
The Source of Stellar Energy
Stellar Structure
The Orion Nebula
Star Formation in the Orion Nebula
12. Stellar Evolution
Main-Sequence Stars
Post–Main-Sequence Evolution
Evidence of Evolution: Star Clusters
Star Cluster H-R Diagrams
Evidence of Evolution: Variable Stars
13. The Deaths of Stars
Lower-Main-Sequence Stars
The Formation of Planetary Nebulae
The Evolution of Binary Stars
The Deaths of Massive Stars
14. Neutron Stars and Black Holes
Neutron Stars
The Lighthouse Model of a Pulsar
Black Holes
Compact Objects with Disks and Jets
15. The Milky Way Galaxy
The Nature of the Milky Way Galaxy
The Origin of the Milky Way
Spiral Arms
The Nucleus
Sagittarius A*
16. Galaxies
The Family of Galaxies
Measuring the Properties of Galaxies
Galaxy Classification
The Lives of the Galaxies
17. Galaxies with Active Nuclei
Active Galaxies
Cosmic Jets and Radio Lobes
18. Cosmology
The Structure of the Universe
The Nature of Space-Time
The Big Bang
Refining the Big Bang: Theory and Observation
Part V: LIFE
19. Life on Other Worlds
The Nature of Life
DNA: The Code of Life
The Origin of Life
Communication with Distant Civilizations
Appendix A: Units and Astronomical Data
Appendix B: Observing the Sky
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems

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